Aeromexico and Netflix to offer free streaming via Gogo 2Ku

Gogo's "2Ku" dual Ku-band antenna promises up to 70mbps downlinks.
Gogo’s “2Ku” dual Ku-band antenna.

Gogo partner Aeromexico has announced the launch of a pilot programme to provide complimentary in-flight access to Netflix content.

Netflix members onboard selected Aeromexico flights within Mexico, Central and South America will be able to stream Netflix content on their phones, tablets, and laptops at no cost starting on June 17th until October 17th 2016.

The #Netflixabordo experience is made possible by Gogo’s next-generation 2Ku satellite system.

Dave Bijur, Gogo’s Regional President, said: ”As the first airline to launch with Gogo’s new technology, we couldn’t be more excited to help Aeromexico bring this great new passenger experience to life.

Gogo 2Ku

“Gogo’s industry-leading technology is enabling passengers to connect using any Wi-Fi enabled device and experience all of Netflix’s hit series just as they would at home.

“Offering this at-home broadband experience is also a true testament to the exceptional performance we’re seeing on our 2Ku-installed aircraft.

“As the only truly global broadband satellite system available on commercial aviation today, we’re extremely excited to continue its rapid expansion.”

Gogo’s 2Ku global inflight connectivity technology went live on Aeromexico in April 2016.

The first aircraft to fly with 2Ku was an Aeromexico Boeing 737-800 with Sky Interior serving several destinations in the Americas.

Michael Small, Gogo’s president and CEO, said at the time: “This is a groundbreaking milestone for Gogo as it signifies that the 2Ku era has officially taken flight.

“Aeromexico was the first to commit to the service and we couldn’t be more excited to have their passengers be the first to experience this game-changing technology.”

Gogo’s Ku-band technology is designed to be open so it’s compatible with multiple satellite networks, which means the technology will be upgradeable over time without having to touch the aircraft.

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